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GUEST,Joe_F Funny, Traditional Songs (76* d) RE: Funny, Traditional Songs 24 Jun 06

"Grim Grizzle" -- by Burns, but I dare say it has trad roots. A satire on the pretensions of authority la Canute, but with no pretension of subtlety. The ending may fairly be called uproarious:

Then she 's ta'en Hawkie [a cow] by the tail, And wrung wi' might and main, Till Hawkie rowted through the woods Wi' agonizing pain. `Sh--, sh--, ye bitch,' Grim Grizzel roar'd, Till hill and valley rang; `And sh--, ye bitch,' the echoes roar'd Lincluden [a church] wa's amang.

Speaking of Burns, I see that "Holy Willie's Prayer" has not been mentioned.

--- Joe Fineman

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